Meta offers royalty-free music library to Instagram Reels advertisers – Music Business Worldwide

After seeing 30% more engagement with Reels on both Instagram and Facebook in the second quarter, parent company Meta is now offering royalty-free music for advertisers to use in Reel ads.

Meta announced the update in a release on Tuesday (October 4).

“Audio is also an important hook to drive Reels engagement. To make it easier for businesses to create Reels ads, we are rolling …….

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The Queen’s Six: Giving pop music the royal treatment – CBS News

Tomorrow, in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest. And the Choir of St. George’s Chapel will fill the room with song, as it has at royal events for nearly 700 years. “The choir was founded in 1352, so it’s quite old,” said tenor Nick Madden.

In 2008, he and bass Simon Whiteley decided to form a sub-group of the choir, to sing music you won’t find in…….

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‘Niagra: The Musical,’ a work-in-progress with fabulous music – DC Theater Arts – DC Metro Theater Arts

History has dubbed them the Daredevils of Niagara Falls: the infamous risk-takers who thought it would be a good idea to float over the falls and drop 167 feet into crashing waves. It all started in 1901 with Annie Edison Taylor, who at age 63 took the plunge in a barrel and lived to tell the tale. Since then dozens of men — presumably not content to be outdone by a woman — hav…….

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Justin Timberlake sells his entire music catalog – CNN

London-based firm Hipgnosis Song Management announced Thursday the purchase of all the singer’s copyrights on tracks he wrote or co-wrote — a total of around 200 songs, according to Hipgnosis CEO Merck Mercuriadis. Among JT’s No. 1 hits now under their control include “SexyBack,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “Mirrors.”

The dollar figure behind the deal has not been disclosed, but people fa…….

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